Last year, a record 21 teams used the franchise tag. This year, only eight did.
With the deadline to place the franchise tag having passed, here’s the full list of franchise players for 2013, with the one-year tender offer that comes with that player’s position:
Buffalo: S Jairus Byrd ($6,916,000)
Chicago: DT Henry Melton ($8,450,000)
Cincinnati: DE Michael Johnson ($11,175,000)
Dallas: LB Anthony Spencer ($10,560,000 Note: The linebacker tag is $9,619,000, but Spencer is guaranteed a 20 percent raise over his 2012 franchise player salary, which was $8.8 million.)
Denver: OT Ryan Clady ($9,828,000)
Indianapolis: P Pat McAfee ($2,977,000)
Kansas City: OT Branden Albert ($9,828,000)
Miami: DT Randy Starks ($8,450,000)
No player was designated as an exclusive franchise player or as a transition player.